DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY CERTAIN FOODS THAT TRIGGER YOUR RA, I WAS JUST DIAGNOSED WITH IT.

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Debbie 1225
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   Posted 12/1/2015 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
PLEASE IF ANYBODY CAN TELL ME WHAT MIGHT CAUSE YOU TO HAVE A TRIGGER TO YOUR RA, OR IF THAT IS EVAN POSSIBLE.

THANKS

Beach123
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   Posted 12/1/2015 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I had RA for years and had noticed that some food gave me joint pain and stomach discomfort. I thought that french fries and pizza were a trigger. I decided to go to an allergist and she did some food test on my skin. The doctor said these tests are not conclusive, but can give you a clue.
My skin was inflamed with wheat, corn, rice and tomatoes, so I paid close attention when I ate these foods and in fact they caused me pain.
The french fries were giving me pain because I ate them with ketchup. I can eat potatoes fine now.
Corn is a big problem because corn syrup is in everything, so it is hard and very restrictive, but at least I know now.

Debbie 1225
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   Posted 12/2/2015 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm thinking that coffee might be one for me but sure yet. I just love coffee and that would be just not good for me. Going to try to go without it for a few days and see.

eat2bwell
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   Posted 12/3/2015 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Corn is one of the top foods using GMO's. They feed this GMO corn to the animals we are eating. IF you look up information on GMO food you will find it has poison in it to keep the insects away. You do not want to eat these poisons. Important to eat food which was created by God and not Monsanto. Some people use a vegan diet to help but eat organic. Keep a food dairy and keep tract of the foods that make you feel bad. We are all different so you will have to discover the foods which make you feel bad.

Debbie 1225
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   Posted 12/3/2015 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
eat2bwell

Please what is a Vegan diet consist of. My friend is on that diet but not sure what is about. If it helps you I might be interested.

eat2bwell
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   Posted 12/6/2015 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
A vegan diet consist of not eating any animal products. No eggs, dairy, or meat. Animal products create acid in the body and acid is what destroys the joints. Sugar and simple carbohydrates also cause acid in the body. Stay away from process foods. Need to follow and alkalizing diet to heal the body. That means a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables and heavy on the vegetables.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Alkaline-Arthritis---How-to-Avoid-and-Cure-Arthritis-by-Alkalizing-Your-Body&id=2483190

Twaier
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   Posted 12/7/2015 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Debbie, I am sorry for your new dx. I, too, have just been diagnosed as seronegative RA and have had symptoms for 20yrs diagnosed only as fibromyalgia. I also have just begun to experience severe excema. I have just begun MTX and prednisone. Sugar, gluten, nightshades vegetables trigger my symptoms for both. The best thing I have found to help is a compounded cream that has a numbing agent and several anti inflammatory agents. My pain specialist prescribed it for me.

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   Posted 12/12/2015 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Nighshade veggies especially canned tomatoes or tomato sauce, eggplant and too many potatoes or wheat. Once my plaquenil started working, I could eat a little more of the offending foods but too much of any of them will cause pain.
Good luck to you.
Sjogrens syndrome 2/15 via lip biopsy: ? RA, fibromyalgia
colitis-resection 11/10, hashimoto's thyroiditis, type 2 diabetes, morphea, GERD
Meds: plaquenil, synthroid, metformin, nexium, restasis, estrogen patch, prometrium, VSL #3, evening primrose oil, alpha lipoic acid.

Don_D
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   Posted 12/13/2015 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have done 2 elimination diets over the years. One when I was newly diagnosed with seropositive RA. We found nothing that I had a reaction to. The second time was about 2 years ago while in a very bad flare and I had a reaction to corn. I try to avoid it but it seems to be in absolutely everything these days. As a resut we cook and prepare our food and practically never eat premade foods. I rarely go out to eat because of it.

That said it has had very little effect on my RA keeping it out of my diet but that may be different for you. Many people I spoke with on some FB RA pages swore by diet changes and some claimed remission. Unfortunately I don't think works for everyone.

geigertwins
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   Posted 12/20/2015 2:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a few people that came into my job tell me that Edamame is good for joint pain. I have not sat down to think of anything that is a trigger for me. I know that there are certain foods that trigger migranes for me, but I hope that corn is not a trigger since I could really eat that every single day.
Becki

43 years old, diagnosed 11/15 with Fibromyalgia and being tested for other auto immune diseases, also have scoliosis, migraines, and had surgery 2015 for svt

Don_D
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   Posted 12/20/2015 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too geigertwins, in fact corn (fresh on the cob) is one of my favorite foods when it is in season. I miss it.

The thing I have come to accept over the years with 20 years of RA behind me is that everyone is going to offer you advice. None of them have any idea what RA is unless they have it or have lived with someone who does. When someone says there is a magic bullet for RA or its symptoms I just assume that they are full of it or at best misinformed. People make all kinds of claims about things that help. I've tried so many of them over the years with little effect that I am very skeptical of any claim. The sad fact is that people sell things and anytime they can make a claim that affects people with a chronic condition they are playing on the hopes of people to take their money. It is despicable. Most people really want to help though and are well meaning even though they don't understand what RA is.

As a result, unless someone can come up with hard peer reviewed science for a product and its effectiveness with RA specifically I simply ignore it. No matter how many people claim to have tried it and seen results. Amazon is full of people giving 5 star reviews for products simply because they are paid to do it.

Jjc155
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   Posted 12/27/2015 3:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm kinda in the process of trying to figure this out my self. Seems like high salt does it for me. I def know that there are some times that I feel worse the day after a big dinner and stuff like that. I wish I could cut out caffeine and see if that helps but I work 12 hour shifts at night so that's not gonna happen till I retire in 5 years lol.

I need to start a journal to keep track of this stuff, lol

J-

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   Posted 2/6/2016 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to the forum, but feel I qualify to share. I've had RA and OA for over 45 years. It wasn't diagnosed until 30 years ago. My Rhumy scratched his head and said "I don't know" when I asked about Nightshades, which also include Eggplant, and peanuts. I've had good reaction to avoiding all Nightshades, (I love tomatoes they hate me), carbonation, limit caffeine, and am working on doing a Paleo diet. I have a friend who has used the Mediterranean diet, with great success for her. Sadly, there's no pat answer, we just have to try and see what our bodies want.

celebrate life
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   Posted 2/7/2016 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Debbie, J and other friends,
As usual I am in TOTAL agreement with what Don said. After having lived with varying degrees of joint pain and flares, I have determined only one trigger for certain, and that is stress. Usually emotional stress, but too much physical stress as well. I have also received much advice on what to eat and not eat. Turmeric seems to be an agreed upon anti inflammatory, and I think there is some good evidence to back that up. Otherwise, I would suggest a healthy diet that keeps you from gaining too much weight. Extra pounds would certainly add stress to joints. I have never heard of coffee causing inflammation, but it certainly adds to my hot flashes! wink
I buy mostly organic and mostly non processed foods. However, it is so much more expensive. Sad that it costs more to eat healthy than unhealthy. I also grow a lot of food. Another luxury many cannot afford.
Best wishes to all, especially those new to this journey, in finding what works best for you!
Beth

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   Posted 3/23/2016 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Turmeric is fantastic and has worked well for me. Triggers for me are alcohol and refined sugars. I eat very few vegetables that are in the nightshade family. I also avoid gluten, but have done so for years because of my thyroid issue. Triggers I am learning vary from person to person. I will say this, I still drink some wine when family comes to visit.

selenh
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   Posted 4/3/2016 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
For my mom,eating sugary foods and beverages triggers her RA.

FSLondon
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   Posted 4/26/2016 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
There's a UK rheumatologist, Dr Gail Darlington, who suggests an elimination diet early on to see what food triggers you might have. If I recall correctly, she estimates that 30% of RA sufferers can obtain remission through diet, another 40% can see some symptom improvement and the last 30% see no benefit from diet changes. True elimination diets are hard to do, however. The one she suggests requires a very limited diet for an intro period and then very careful reintroduction one food at a time.

http://rheumatology.oxfordjournals.org/content/38/11/1039.full

allegedly this is the diet she recommends:

http://www.thehealingtouchtherapy.co.uk/contentextra.asp?ContentId=41

I have arthritis associated with ulcerative colitis, and diet has helped me keep my arthritis flares under control. As a result, I of course think it is worth trying. I don't think food is the cause or the cure, just another tool worth trying.
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